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Chinese Traditional and Herbal Drugs



Universities and research institutions in China

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Editorial Office of Chinese Traditional and Herbal Drugs



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Chinese Traditional and Herbal Drugs, a monthly journal with “zhongcaoyao” as Chinese name, the initial issue was distributed in January, 1970 and its ISSN is 0253-2670. The journal is an academic and technical journal sponsored by Chinese Pharmaceutical Association and Tianjin Institute of Pharmaceutical Research (TIPR). The journal, which has a long history of 41 years, offers the columns of research papers, brief reports, reviews, dissertation, and special treatises to report the recent achievements of our basic study, production, quality control, and clinic application on traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese materia medica. The editorial committee consists of over one hundred of specialists with a great academic attainment in pharmaceutical research, education, production, quality control, and clinic application. Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine2007Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2008Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2009Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2010Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2011Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2012Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2013Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2014Q4
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2015Q4
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2016Q4
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2017Q4
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2018Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2019Q4
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2020Q4
Drug Discovery2007Q4
Drug Discovery2008Q4
Drug Discovery2009Q4
Drug Discovery2010Q4
Drug Discovery2011Q4
Drug Discovery2012Q4
Drug Discovery2013Q4
Drug Discovery2014Q4
Drug Discovery2015Q4
Drug Discovery2016Q4
Drug Discovery2017Q4
Drug Discovery2018Q4
Drug Discovery2019Q4
Drug Discovery2020Q4
Pharmaceutical Science2007Q4
Pharmaceutical Science2008Q4
Pharmaceutical Science2009Q4
Pharmaceutical Science2010Q4
Pharmaceutical Science2011Q3
Pharmaceutical Science2012Q4
Pharmaceutical Science2013Q3
Pharmaceutical Science2014Q4
Pharmaceutical Science2015Q3
Pharmaceutical Science2016Q4
Pharmaceutical Science2017Q3
Pharmaceutical Science2018Q3
Pharmaceutical Science2019Q3
Pharmaceutical Science2020Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2007Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2008Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2009Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2010Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2011Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2012Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2013Q3
Pharmacology (medical)2014Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2015Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2016Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2017Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2018Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2019Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2020Q4

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.118
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.136
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.144
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.159
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.207
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.198
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.186
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.203
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.248
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.289
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.124
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.118
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.136
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.131
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.151
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.199
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.183
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.178
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.169
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.191
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.219
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.251
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.287
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.124
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.118
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.127
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.112
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.117
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.142
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.172
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.161
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.141
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.173
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.215
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.224
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.263
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20060
Self Cites200715
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20131
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Self Cites20201
Total Cites20060
Total Cites200730
Total Cites200875
Total Cites2009129
Total Cites2010133
Total Cites2011135
Total Cites2012179
Total Cites2013279
Total Cites2014322
Total Cites2015327
Total Cites2016331
Total Cites2017385
Total Cites2018470
Total Cites2019590
Total Cites2020711
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20060
External Cites per document20070.062
External Cites per document20080.118
External Cites per document20090.136
External Cites per document20100.131
External Cites per document20110.145
External Cites per document20120.151
External Cites per document20130.214
External Cites per document20140.200
External Cites per document20150.197
External Cites per document20160.175
External Cites per document20170.193
External Cites per document20180.219
External Cites per document20190.251
External Cites per document20200.286
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20070.124
Cites per document20080.118
Cites per document20090.136
Cites per document20100.131
Cites per document20110.145
Cites per document20120.151
Cites per document20130.199
Cites per document20140.183
Cites per document20150.178
Cites per document20160.169
Cites per document20170.191
Cites per document20180.219
Cites per document20190.251
Cites per document20200.287
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents2013102
Non-citable documents2014151
Non-citable documents2015173
Non-citable documents201671
Non-citable documents201722
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Citable documents20060
Citable documents2007241
Citable documents2008633
Citable documents2009950
Citable documents20101018
Citable documents2011930
Citable documents20121189
Citable documents20131298
Citable documents20141606
Citable documents20151663
Citable documents20161890
Citable documents20171995
Citable documents20182149
Citable documents20192349
Citable documents20202481
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20060
Uncited documents2007216
Uncited documents2008568
Uncited documents2009842
Uncited documents2010905
Uncited documents2011810
Uncited documents20121044
Uncited documents20131172
Uncited documents20141492
Uncited documents20151574
Uncited documents20161690
Uncited documents20171716
Uncited documents20181804
Uncited documents20191909
Uncited documents20201932
Cited documents20060
Cited documents200725
Cited documents200865
Cited documents2009108
Cited documents2010113
Cited documents2011120
Cited documents2012145
Cited documents2013228
Cited documents2014265
Cited documents2015262
Cited documents2016271
Cited documents2017301
Cited documents2018345
Cited documents2019440
Cited documents2020549
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